Weekend Reads 111923

Bad queries tend to propagate to the root zone due to the hierarchical nature of DNS, so studying traffic at a root server can provide key insights into overall network usage.

This blog covers an interesting case of suspected abuse in a gTLD registry between February and April 2023.

YouTube wants its pound of flesh. Disable your ad blocker or pay for Premium, warns a new message being shown to an unsuspecting test audience, with the barely hidden subtext of “you freeloading scum.”

The shift towards chiplet architecture is inevitable for almost all high-end CPUs/GPUs, accelerators, and networking silicon vendors. It is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’.

The Global Coalition on Telecommunications (GCOT) purports to be about synching up how the five countries approach telecoms. The scope of corporation includes information sharing, joint R&D, funding alignment, the development of standards, skills, supply chain diversification, security, and 6G, so says the release.

Securing mainframes remains top of mind, with 61% of mainframe and IT professionals ranking security as the top problem they are facing, according to BMC’s annual survey of mainframe users for 2023.

Gartner has raised the specter of departments outside of tech running their own IT functions under the guise of low-code and digital democratization.

Though it’s tasked with regulating the information technologies of the future, the Federal Communications Commission remains stuck in the past.

Cybercriminals are leveraging the growing popularity of artificial intelligence to perpetrate attacks, capitalizing on the surge in interest following the release of chatbot technologies like ChatGPT.

In response to five class-action lawsuits, a Washington appeals court has decided that Honda and several other automakers did nothing wrong by storing text messages and call records from connected smartphones.

Even as the notoriously risk-averse Food and Drug Administration embraces artificial intelligence, however, another federal regulatory agency—the Securities Exchange Commission—has cracked down on AI.

Tracked as CVE-2023-23583 (CVSS score: 8.8), the issue has the potential to “allow escalation of privilege and/or information disclosure and/or denial of service via local access.”